The most popular SoCs on the market run corrupted Bluetooth installed that hackers use to lock, freeze, or take control of these devices. Some manufacturers have looked the other way.
This week, vulnerabilities such as Braktooth were discovered, which helps attackers lock and freeze devices or run malicious code and control systems. It can leave billions of devices at the mercy of Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Arbitrary Code Execution (ACE) attacks.
This report was possible thanks to researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Experts have mentioned that manufacturers install the same Bluetooth firmware within more than 1,400 chipsets, and it's worse.
Among the devices that may be affected are:
The most alarming thing is that there are billions of those affected. On the other hand, the impact of Braktooth is different depending on the SoC board that the device mounts and the Bluetooth software stack that it carries.
For instance, we will have to see how the scope of this failure is defined.
Jorge Daniel Tejeda